Spices and cholesterol
In France, it is estimated that more than millions of people suffer from excess cholesterol. Called cholesterolemia, a high blood cholesterol level can develop atherosclerosis (depositing plaques on the walls of the arteries, thus reducing their diameter and causing blood circulation).
Clogged or damaged arteries can cause angina attacks (contraction of the arteries supplying the heart muscle), or myocardial infarction (death of a part of the heart muscle due to insufficient oxygenation).
A high level of bad cholesterol - called LDL cholesterol, as opposed to the good cholesterol called HDL - significantly increases the risk of atherosclerosis, heart attacks and stroke.
People suffering from hypercholesterolemia are often advised to follow a low cholesterol and saturated fat diet, and to exercise regularly. But there are also foods that can reduce bad cholesterol.
In our field of action, here are the spices that we suggest:
cinnamon stabilizes the sugar level
Very effective in helping to stabilize blood sugar levels, it is effective for diabetics. In a study of people with type diabetes, only two teaspoons a day reduced blood sugar by -%, as well as a lowering of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides.
Cinnamon contains anti-inflammatories and helps relieve pain and stiffness in muscles and joints. It also reduces inflammation in the blood vessels that leads to atherosclerosis.
Add it in your fruit juice, yogurt, or in your tea or coffee ...
rich in omega-3, flax promotes good cholesterol
Rich in omega-3, it increases the level of HDL cholesterol in the blood, and thus promote the elasticity of the arteries and the fluidity of the blood. They also maintain the brain and lungs.
Do not hesitate to add them to your bread, or to mix them to sprinkle them with the desire on a soup, a salad or simply in a yogurt or a juice of fruit!
Garlic slows cholesterol build up
Natural antibiotic, garlic slows the build-up of cholesterol in the arteries. Do not hesitate to add some in your salads, or hot dishes whatever they are! In addition, with its strong flavor, it limits the addition of salt ...
I forgot, garlic confit, a delight ...
Turmeric, a very good antioxidant
Antioxidant in power, it fights the aging of the cells and acts on the bad cholesterol. It also has antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties.
Turmeric, meanwhile, complements any dish: you can put it in a soup, in rice, in a sauce to enhance the color, in a vinaigrette ...
Chilli accelerates fat absorption
Not only does it heat up your food but also your metabolism and it helps you burn fat faster. A research study showed that a person eating an aperitif with red peppers ate 15% less. It reduces LDL blood cholesterol, triglycerides and decreases blood clots. It is also effective against headaches, arthritis and muscle pain as well as strengthening immunity.
Try chilli in your stews, soups, eggs ...